American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To restore to sound condition after damage or injury; fix: repaired the broken watch.
- v. To set right; remedy: repair an oversight.
- v. To renew or revitalize.
- v. To make up for or compensate for (a loss or wrong, for example).
- v. To make repairs.
- n. The work, act, or process of repairing.
- n. An instance or a result of repairing. Often used in the plural: My car is in the shop for repairs. We checked the repairs before returning his car.
- n. General condition after use or repairing: in good repair.
- n. Something that has been repaired.
- v. To betake oneself; go: repair to the dining room.
- v. To go frequently or habitually: repairs to the restaurant every week.
- n. An act of going or sojourning: our annual repair to the mountains.
- n. A place to which one goes frequently or habitually; a haunt.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To restore to a sound, good, or complete state after decay, injury, dilapidation, or partial destruction; restore; renovate.
- To make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; give indemnity for; make good: as, to repair a loss or damage.
- To fortify; defend.
- To recover, or get into position for offense again, as a weapon.
- Synonyms To mend, refit, retouch, vamp (up), patch, tinker (up).
- n. Restoration to a sound or good state after decay, waste, injury, or partial destruction; supply of loss; reparation.
- n. Good or sound condition kept up by repairing as required; with a qualifying term, condition as regards repairing: as, a building in good or bad repair.
- n. Reparation for wrong; amends.
- n. Attire; apparel.
- To go to a (specified) place; betake one's self; resort: as, to repair to a sanctuary for safety.
- To return.
- n. The act of betaking one's self to a (specified) place; a resorting.
- n. A place to which one repairs; haunt; resort.
- n. Probably, an invitation or a return.
- n. The act of repairing something.
- n. The result of repairing something.
- n. The condition of something, in respect of need for repair.
- v. To restore to good working order, fix, or improve damaged condition; to mend; to remedy.
- n. An act of going on vacation.
- n. A place to which one goes frequently or habitually; a haunt.
- v. To transfer oneself to another place.
- v. to pair again
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To return.
- v. To go; to betake one's self; to resort; ass, to
repairto sanctuary for safety.
- n. rare The act of repairing or resorting to a place.
- n. rare Place to which one repairs; a haunt; a resort.
- v. To restore to a sound or good state after decay, injury, dilapidation, or partial destruction; to renew; to restore; to mend.
- v. To make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; to indemnify for.
- n. Restoration to a sound or good state after decay, waste, injury, or partial restruction; supply of loss; reparation.
- n. Condition with respect to soundness, perfectness, etc.
- n. a frequently visited place
- n. a formal way of referring to the condition of something
- v. set straight or right
- v. move, travel, or proceed toward some place
- v. give new life or energy to
- v. restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
- v. make amends for; pay compensation for
- n. the act of putting something in working order again
- From re- + pair. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English reparen, repairen, from Old French reparer, from Latin reparāre : re-, re- + parāre, to prepare, put in order; see perə-1 in Indo-European roots.Middle English repairen, to return, from Old French repairier, from Late Latin repatriāre, to return to one's country; see repatriate. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Sullivan KM, Lorenz HP, Adzick NS: A model of human fetal skin repair is deficient in transforming growth factor beta.”
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“KING: I want to send my very best to dame Elizabeth Taylor, going into the hospital for what she describes as the repair of a leaky heart valve.”
“It may seem that continuing the dam in the desert or the elephant whistle in repair is a rediculous waste of time and we ought to abolish the relics forthwith, but we could always get that thousand-year flood or elephant charge.”
“Presently the cost of economic, and - peace - of mind - repair is very high and inevitably to be faced for years to come.”
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